Flight diversion strands passengers in Huntsville, Ala.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -
Thursday night's storms turned into a travel nightmare for people aboard a Nashville-bound flight.
United Airlines flight 4444 was due in Nashville just before 10 p.m. however the pilots diverted the flight to Huntsville due to the severe weather.
The airline had no one staffed at the terminal in Huntsville at the time of the diversion.
The passengers sat on the plane for about an hour while officials worked to make arrangements.
A frustrated flier, Suzanne Massengill, called Nashville's News 2 and explained the situation while waiting in the terminal.
"They did let everyone off the plane into the gate area, and everything is closed in this terminal and it was when we got here, so there is no food, no water or anything," she said. "They had a few bottles of water they shared with everyone. Everyone on the plane had to share amongst ourselves."
Massengill and the other passengers boarded a bus and arrived back in Nashville shortly before 6 a.m.
Nashville's News 2 spoke with United Airlines and they said a bus trip is standard operating procedure in similar situations.